Dogs show up for Ken Good, Archie Roe

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  • Anna Cook leaps ahead during the 100 hurdles at the Ken Good Dog-Cat Invite last Tuesday.

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    Dillon Botner takes the baton in the 4x100 relay at the Ken Good Dog-Cat Invite last Tuesday at Whitefish.

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    Lauren Schulz races ahead in the last leg of the 4x100 relay at the Ken Good Dog-Cat Invite last Tuesday at Whitefish. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

  • Anna Cook leaps ahead during the 100 hurdles at the Ken Good Dog-Cat Invite last Tuesday.

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    Dillon Botner takes the baton in the 4x100 relay at the Ken Good Dog-Cat Invite last Tuesday at Whitefish.

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    Lauren Schulz races ahead in the last leg of the 4x100 relay at the Ken Good Dog-Cat Invite last Tuesday at Whitefish. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

Whitefish runners are heading into the final stretch of the season with two meets to go before the Western A Divisional Meet next week.

Last week they hosted the Ken Good Dog-Cat Dual on Tuesday before competing in the tough Archie Roe Invitational at Legends Stadium in Kalispell.

As a team, the boys finished eighth and the girls ninth on Saturday among a host of Class AA and A schools, but head coach Derek Schulz said the stats don’t tell the whole story.

“We did really well. The Archie Roe didn’t disappoint in terms of the level of competition. Both of our teams competed really well. Some of that might not have shown up in the top six places as much as we’d hope for, but with that level of competition we had a lot of kids improve and I think we’re in a great spot going into our last regular season week,” he said.

On the boys side, Lee Walburn continued his strong season in the hurdles with a fourth place in the 300 (40.94). Keegan Wold took fifth in the discus (128-10), and the 4x400 relay team took third (3:33.91) behind Flathead and Glacier.

For the girls, Lydia Kryshak notched a fourth in the 400 (1:02.12) while Ella Greenberg took fourth in the 1,600 (5:28.07). Kennedy Grove took sixth in the 100 hurdles (17.67), Lauren Schulz fifth in the 100 (13.22) and the 4x400 team also finished third (4:12.79) behind Bigfork and Glacier.

In the field, Emily Gunlikson took sixth in the pole vault (8-09), Natasha Abramchuk fifth in triple jump (31-08) and Serena Hemmingson took sixth in javelin (107-06).

The meet was also one for state pre-qualifying times.

Greenberg qualified in both the 800 and 1,600, adding to the 3,200 she’d already qualified for earlier in the season.

“That’s really uncommon. She’s pre-qualified for the state track meet in all distance events,” Schulz said. “She’s having a great year.”

The 4x400 relay teams also qualified for state. The boys team is made up of Josh Weller, Walburn, Jack Schwaiger and Josh Dudley, while Annie Robertson, Mikenna Els, Kryshak and Schulz make up the girls team.

“That is a really important accomplishment and something these kids should be proud of, and it also gives us a vision that we can compete at the state level,” Schulz said of his relay teams. “It was neat. It was an awesome effort.”

This week Whitefish hosts Flathead for a Thursday dual before heading to the Polson ABC Invitational on Saturday.

Schulz said right now the priority is tightening up the roster to best utilize his athlete’s talents while at the same time keeping everyone healthy.

Thursday’s meet is about improving, but on Saturday it’s going to be getting the roster ready for divisionals on May 18.

“That’s showtime for us, we want to be at our best then,” he said.

Ken Good Invitational

Tuesday At Whitefish High School

Girls

100 — 1, Lauren Schulz, Wfsh, 13.34. 3, Emily Buckmaster, Wfsh, 13.82. 4, Kennedy Grove, Wfsh, 14.09.

200 — 1, Lauren Schulz, Wfsh, 27.67. 3, Helen Abramchuk, Wfsh, 30.11.

400 — 1, Lydia Kryshak, Wfsh, 1:02.20. 2, Annie Robertson, Wfsh, 1:03.86.

800 — 1, Mikenna Els, Wfsh, 2:36.46. 5, Taylor Gentry, Wfsh, 3:05.46. 6, Ava Benedikt, Wfsh, 3:07.03.

1,600 — 2, Josephine Vardell, Wfsh, 6:08.93.

3,200 — 1, Ella Greenberg, Wfsh, 12:07.09. 2, Jessica Henson, Wfsh, 12:37.39. 3, Amber Wilmot, Wfsh, 14:15.41.

100 Hurdles — 2, Anna Cook, Wfsh, 17.52. 3, Natasha Abramchuk, Wfsh, 19.67.

300 Hurdles — 1, Anna Cook, Wfsh, 50.42. 2, Natasha Abramchuk, Wfsh, 53.01.

4x100 Relay — 1, Whitefish C 51.86. 3, Whitefish B 54.47. 6, Whitefish A 1:02.27.

4x400 Relay — 1, Whitefish A 4:21.30. 2, Whitefish B 4:23.77. 4, Whitefish D 5:03.25. 5, Whitefish E 5:09.64.

High Jump — 2, Mikenna Els, Wfsh, 4-8. 4, Natasha Abramchuk, Wfsh, 4-4.

Pole Vault — 4, Emily Gunlikson, Wfsh, 7-0. 5, Kaiah Moore, Wfsh, 6-6.

Long Jump — 4, Helen Abramchuk, Wfsh, 14-3.5. 5, Braya Hobson, Wfsh, 13-8.5.

Triple Jump — 1, Natasha Abramchuk, Wfsh, 32-7.25. 5, Helen Abramchuk, Wfsh, 28-4.25.

Shot Put — 5, Marlee Bender, Wfsh, 29-2. 6, Jennifer Patten, Wfsh, 25-10.

Discus Throw — 2, Annisa Brown, Wfsh, 95-1. 4, Marlee Bender, Wfsh, 78-1. 5, Jennifer Patten, Wfsh, 72-10.

Javelin — 3, Jennifer Patten, Wfsh, 83-3.

Boys

100 — 3, Lee Walburn, Wfsh, 11.85. 5, Jack Schwaiger, Wfsh, 12.07.

200 — 5, Marvin Kimera, Wfsh, 25.27.

400 — 1, Lee Walburn, Wfsh, 52.92. 2, Jack Schwaiger, Wfsh, 54.10. 4, Sam Menicke, Wfsh, 54.76.

800 —3, Josiah Holien, Wfsh, 2:17.62. 5, Tyler Dunnagan, Wfsh, 2:20.08. 6, Miles Vrentas, Wfsh, 2:20.37.

3,200 — 4, Josh Weller, Wfsh, 11:32.39. 6, Bridger Smith, Wfsh, 12:25.66.

110 Hurdles — 1, Max Shestak, Wfsh, 16.42. 2, Joseph Abramchuk, Wfsh, 18.41.

300 Hurdles — 3, Max Shestak, Wfsh, 50.53.

4x100 Relay — 2, Whitefish A 48.29.

4x400 Relay — 6, Whitefish B 3:59.37.

High Jump — 4, Josh Dudley, Wfsh, 5-0. 5, Max Shestak, Wfsh, 4-10.

Pole Vault — 4, Josh Dudley, Wfsh, 11-0.

Long Jump — 1, Lee Walburn, Wfsh, 19-10.75. 2, Jack Schwaiger, Wfsh, 19-6. 3, Jack Eisenbarth, Wfsh, 18-10. 4, Marvin Kimera, Wfsh, 18-1.

Shot Put — 1, Dillon Botner, Wfsh, 46-7.5. 3, Hunter Stephens-Parks, Wfsh, 38-7. 4, Aalec Pace, Wfsh, 37-9. 5, Keegan Wold, Wfsh, 35-6.5.

Discus — 1, Keegan Wold, Wfsh, 125-2. 5, Aalec Pace, Whitefish, 111-09. 6, Dillon Botner, Whitefish, 109-3.

Javelin — 3, Dillon Muth, Whitefish, 139-00.

Archie Roe Invitational

Saturday

Legends Stadium

Girls

Team scores — Glacier 118, Missoula Hellgate 93, Flathead 78, Bigfork 55, Libby 34, Columbia Falls 33, Fort Benton 27, Frenchtown 24, Whitefish 22, Cut Bank 21, Shelby 8, Browning 6, Eureka 6, Thompson Falls 2.

100 — 5, Lauren Schulz, WF, 13.22.

400 — 4, Lydia Kryshak, WF, 1:02.12.

1600 — 4, Ella Greenberg, WF, 5:28.07.

100 hurdles — 6, Kennedy Grove, WF, 17.67.

4x100 relay — 6, Whitefish ‘A’ (Lydia Kryshak, Annie Robertson, Emily Buckmaster, Lauren Schulz), 52.01.

4x400 relay — 3, Whitefish ‘A’ (Annie Robertson, Mikenna Els, Lydia Kryshak, Lauren Schulz), 4:12.79. Pole Vault — 6, Emily Gunlikson, WF, J8-09.

Triple Jump — 5, Natasha Abramchuk, WF, 31-08.

Javelin Throw — 6, Serena Hemmingson, WF, 107-06.

Boys

Team scores — Glacier 157, Flathead 125.5, Missoula Hellgate 66, Columbia Falls 54, Eureka 36, Frenchtown 34, Libby 25, Whitefish 12, Bigfork 6.5, Great Falls Central Catholic 4, Thompson Falls 3, Cut Bank 11, Fort Benton 1.

300 hurdles — 4, Lee Walburn, WF, 40.94.

4x400 relay — 3, Whitefish ‘A’ (Josh Dudley, Josh Weller, Jack Schwaiger, Lee Walburn), 3:33.91. Discus — 5, Keegan Wold, WF, 128-10.

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